In a move that surprised many, President-elect Donald Trump selected South Carolina governor Nikki Haley to serve as his Ambassador to the United Nations. With Senate approval, Haley will be the official representative of American interests at the UN’s Security Council. Here are 16 things to know about Nikki Haley.
President Obama pardoned his final Thanksgiving turkey, in an annual White House ceremony. Tot traveled from Iowa and will now live out his life at Virginia Tech. Obama joked that Tot had a "backup" turkey named Tater. "He's sort of like the vice turkey. We're working on getting him a pair of aviator glasses."
Left unsaid in the diplomatic readouts by American officials this week was the specter of President-elect Donald Trump and the likelihood that he would take a far different approach in managing the most complex U.S. relationships abroad.
President Barack Obama said he believes President-elect Donald Trump will be driven by pragmatism, not ideology, as he governs, but he warned the Republican businessman’s temperament could be an issue unless he shifts course once in office.
We at the PBS NewsHour and Washington Week lost our dear colleague, Gwen Ifill, to cancer on Monday. During her life, she often was called upon to discuss journalism, barriers and how to burst through them, and sometimes just react to something fun.
Gwen Ifill was moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.